The Arboretum

Arboretum Landing Page

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is one of the true gems of the Greater Cincinnati region. The 733-acre garden serves as an incredibly beautiful horticultural educational facility for the Cincinnati community and for the region as a whole. Its heritage is tied to a strong, continuing tradition of horticulturists embedded in Spring Grove’s leadership.

Spring Grove's Arboretum is proud to be a Level III Accredited site, as awarded by the Morton Arboretum Register. The Morton Arboretum (http://www.arbnet.org/arboretum-accreditation.html) has established the Morton Register of Arboreta and a basic system of accreditation to recognize arboreta of various degrees of development, capacity, and professionalism. Spring Grove is only one of two historic cemeteries to achieve the enhanced Level III designation for arboretum standards.

The mission of Spring Grove's Arboretum is to collect and display woody plants to enhance the educational, outreach, and research opportunities for its visitors. The Arboretum continues to focus on plant selections and their use in managed urban landscapes throughout the Midwest. In addition to managing and expanding existing selections, another goal of the Arboretum is to establish new collections of Midwest natives and nonindigenous species, and ultimately, to develop gardens that express and promote the vital relationship that exists between plants and people.

The Arboretum is dedicated to the protection and stewardship of Spring Grove Cemetery’s heritage and to promoting environmental sustainability while increasing the beauty of the garden.

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Obituaries

Ruth Cunningham, 77
Born: Wednesday, September 09, 1942
Died: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

William Slaughter, 87
Born: Saturday, August 06, 1932
Died: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Donna Hopkins, 59
Born: Tuesday, September 13, 1960
Died: Sunday, February 16, 2020

Rosalie Cadwallader, 92
Born: Sunday, April 24, 1927
Died: Saturday, February 15, 2020

Wilburn Milton Childs, 80
Born: Wednesday, July 26, 1939
Died: Saturday, February 15, 2020

Upcoming Events

Feb 20 - Feb 20Proper Pruning Techniques
Feb 25Grief to Peace / Tri County
Mar 07 - Mar 07Owl Prowl
Mar 17Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Mar 22Pruning Seminar
Mar 24Grief to Peace / Tri County
Mar 26Opening Day Parade
Mar 29Caracole 5K
Apr 12Easter Sunrise Service / Spring Grove
Apr 12Easter Sunrise Service / Oak Hill